Sunday, July 31, 2011

MY BEAUTIFUL MESS

I've been checking my email just about every day to see if my Muji drawers are anywhere near Hawaii yet. When I first checked, it said that the estimated arrival date was Aug. 2, then somehow it changed to Aug. 4. And then it said that it arrived in Honolulu on July 29 & I'll be expecting it on Aug. 1, which is tomorrow!!! I'm so excited ;]

Today, I decided to clean out all my makeup stuff from my old drawers and separate all the lip, face, & eye products so it'll be easier for me to organize them into the new drawers when I have the time to.

This is pretty much all the beauty products I have. 

Now they're all separated!

My Sterilite drawers that I've been using for years now. It's amazing how much this stuff holds!


Saturday, July 30, 2011

EYE LOOK INSPIRED BY THE FLOWER ARRANGEMENT IN MY ROOM

After posting up my "Show me your M·A·C eyeshadow palette" post, I felt really guilty for neglecting my palettes. So from now on, I'll TRY to give them some love <3 Today I came up with a green & pink eye look inspired by the pretty flowers in my room.


Base:
Urban Decay Primer Potion
M·A·C Paint Pot in "Soft Ochre

M·A·C Eyeshadows:
"Da Bling"
"Bitter"
"Sushi Flower"
"Passionate"
"Shroom"
"Vex"

Eyeliner:
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil in "Zero"
Mascara:
Physicians Formula Plum Potion in "Ultra Black Potion"


Thursday, July 28, 2011

^D.G.S. Beauty^ SUMMER GIVEAWAY



Check out all these lovely prizes ^___^ There won't be one, but FIVE lucky winners, so click on the image above for more info. *Cross finger* I hope I'll be one of them ;]

SHOW ME YOUR M·A·C EYESHADOW PALETTES

I was browsing around for M·A·C eyeshadows today & stumbled upon "Show me your M·A·C eyeshadow palettes" on one of the forums on Spectra. I looooove seeing all the beautiful colors! And everyone's palettes just amazes. Oh and Dinah is also on there!!! It totally inspires me to keep adding onto my little collection. But then again, I hardly use 90% of it. It's always fun to see other peoples collection, so here's mines ;]

PALETTE 1
Orange, Mythology, Amber Lights, Juiced, Goldmine,
Gorgeous Gold, Chrome Yellow, Bitter, Swimming, Velvet Moss
Humid, Sumptuous Olive, Femme Noir, Black Tied, Carbon
PALETTE 2
Electra, Tilt, Moon’s Reflection, Electric Eel, Contrast
Aquadisiac, Steamy, Club, Crystal, Pink Venus
Da Bling, Pink Freeze, Paradisco, Expensive Pink, Sushi Flower
PALETTE 3
Passionate, Post Haste, Beautiful Iris, Parfait Amour, Purple Haze
Crème de Violet, Melton Mauve, Vibrant Grape, Plum, Hepcat 
Trax, Star Violet, Nocturnelle, Beauty Marked, Shadowy Lady
PALETTE 4
Soft Brown, Swiss Chocolate, Charcoal Brown, All That Glitters, Woodwinked
Bronze, Espresso, Corduroy, Brown Down, Embark
Twinks, Mulch, Satin Taupe, Smut, Print
PALETTE 5
White Frost, Vapour, Blanc Type, Phloof!, Bisque
Shroom, Dazzlelight, Ricepaper, Bamboo, Naked Lunch
Vex


That's all I have in my pro palettes. Still have more to depot, but I'm debating whether I should. I already had a few accidents with these palettes & it caused the eyeshadows to crack >__< I'm pretty clumsy.


SHOW ME YOUR M·A·C EYESHADOW PALLETES ;]



Wednesday, July 27, 2011

TOP 10 E.L.F. PRODUCTS THAT I WOULD RECOMMEND


  1. e.l.f. Studio Single Eyeshadow
  2. e.l.f. Studio Cream Eyeliner
  3. e.l.f. Studio Eyebrow Treat & Tame
  4. e.l.f. Studio Eyebrow Kit
  5. e.l.f. Studio Conditioning Lip Balm SPF 15 
  6. e.l.f. Studio Mineral Face Prime
  7. e.l.f. Studio Blush 
  8. e.l.f. Studio Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder
  9. e.l.f. Mineral Eyeshadow Primer
  10. e.l.f. Essentials Beauty Encyclopedia (now called e.l.f. Essential Beauty School Beauty Book - Eye Manuals)
You could find most of these products at some drugstores, but your best bet would be on their website www.eyeslipsface.com where there are so much more products you could choose from. And usually they have really great discount, so check it out!

    Monday, July 25, 2011

    GOOD & BAD NEWS

    Bad news: my trip didn't go through ;[

    Good news: Lovely Anna from persabellaaa got all the goodies from my giveaway ;]

    Now for my next giveaway, so far just the E.L.F. products, more EOS lip balms, other lip products, & my favorite eyelashes. I don't know yet when I'll be starting that one up. I wanna gather up more goodies before I do. Maybe do 2 or 3 winners this time? I'm also thinking about including these from BFTE Cosmetics:

    Saturday, July 23, 2011

    E.L.F. STUDIO CONDITIONING LIP BALM SPF 15 SWATCHES

    These are definitely one of my favorite lip balms <3
    I just wish they weren't in pots though...
    I don't like sticking my fingers in there to get the product.
    Especially when I'm out & who knows what I've touched!





    E.L.F. STUDIO CONDITIONING LIP BALM SPF 15
    "MELLOW MELON"

    E.L.F. STUDIO CONDITIONING LIP BALM SPF 15
    "BLISSFUL BERRY"

    E.L.F. STUDIO CONDITIONING LIP BALM SPF 15
    "NICE & NEUTRAL"

    Wednesday, July 20, 2011

    LETS PLAY MAKEUP!!!

    Yesterday, a really good friend of mine who I haven't seen for more than 8 years came over to hangout. We did a lot of catching up and I asked her if I could give her a makeover ;] Whenever I have my girl friends over, we always end up playing with makeup! My friends don't mind since most of them aren't so into makeup as I am.

    While growing up, I don't ever remember her liking anything girly like I did. She's more of the sporty one. Anyways, I've always  wondered what she looks like all dolled up. This is my friend Liz...

    Before & After

    She has gorgeous eyes

    Tuesday, July 19, 2011

    MUJI STORAGE

    After seeing all the great storage ideas on B U B B L E G A R M, I totally fell in love with her Muji acrylic drawers! I've been wanting the Clear Cube, but I am not gonna spend almost $300 on it. So I've been looking around for a cheaper alternative and I've finally found it!

    I checked out the Muji website and saw that they had different ones & OUT OF STOCK! I can totally understand why. I mean you can't go wrong for a 5 drawer case like that for $23.95! And from what I read in peoples review, it ALWAYS goes out of stock in less than a day. So I kept checking back on it to see if they were back in stock. I also emailed them 4 days ago asking them to notify me when it does.

    While I was checking my emails yesterday morning, I got an email from Muji saying that they were back in stock! So I went ahead and ordered me 2 of the 5 drawer case before it sells out again. I would have ordered more, but they only allow you to buy 2 at the most. Shipping cost me $24.95, which doesn't surprise me. It's always expensive to ship anything to Hawaii. But it's still a lot cheaper than spending close to $300 on it ;] I can't wait til it gets here...BTW, they weren't kidding...I checked around 10:00 pm last night to check the dimensions & I noticed that they already have it out of stock!

    Monday, July 18, 2011

    DID I SAY ANOTHER GIVEAWAY? YES I DID!

    While this package is on it's way to Anna first thing tomorrow morning...


    I'm already planning for the next giveaway!
    And here's a peek on some of the things 
    that I will include in the next one ;]


    I'm sure I'll find more things to add to it ;]
    I'm not too sure yet when & how this giveaway is going to be,
    but keep checking back!

    And...
    I just wanted to share with you all
    how much my Lola has gotten in the last 4 months <3


    MY GIVEAWAY WINNER IS...

     First of all, 
    I would like to thank each & everyone of you that participated.
    I am very grateful that my first giveaway went very smoothly.
    Don't worry,
    I have more giveaways to come!
    After re-checking that everyone met all the requirements
    (GFC, Post & Sidebar), 
    I was able to choose a winner via Random.org ;] 
    *Drum Roll* 
    And the winner of My Top 10 NYX Round Lipsticks is...
     ...
     ...
     ...
     ...
    ...
    ...
    ...
    ...
    ...
    ...



    Anna of  persabellaaa





    Congratulations Anna!!!



    Sunday, July 17, 2011

    5 HOURS TIL THE GIVEAWAY ENDS!

    Hurry & enter to be the lucky winner of my giveaway!!!

    WHAT CAMERA DO I USE?

    I've been asked what camera I use to take my photos on this blog so let me introduce you to my love, the Canon PowerShot SD750. Yeah...it's not one of those really fancy professional camera like the one my bf carries around, but I'm quite happy with the quality that this camera gives me.



    I’ve had my camera for about 3 years now. I bought it for $200 from Costco & now they’re selling newer models of it for like $150 o__O But honestly, I don’t think the newer models are as good as my camera. I really hate that they don't have buttons on the back of the newer cameras like mines anymore ;[ And I love how it's really easy to set the settings. And what won me over was the scratch-resistant 3in. LCD screen. It was definitely love <3. My bf actually bought me one of the newer ones in pink, but I had him return it because it's just not the same. He complains that I'm too picky.

    Ok…It would work perfectly fine still if I haven’t forgotten to close the lid for my makeup brush cleanser ;[ I totally forgot to put my camera away while I was doing my makeup & the brush cleanser puddled underneath my camera. It still works, but sometimes it has a mind of its own. Sometimes it would shut off on its own with the lens still out, other times it doesn’t want to turn on, & other times it says my battery is low when I had just charged it! And sometimes it can't read my memory card...but hey, it still takes good pics lols.

    Unfortunately, I have to find a replacement soon. I’m thinking about getting another Canon, but I’m still waiting for one that functions just as good. But for now, I’ll just stick to it until it totally dies out on me. I've been eying the ELPH100, but I don't like the buttons much and I can't seem to figure out the settings although most Canon cameras have awesome photo quality. We'll see...


    LAST DAY OF MY GIVEAWAY!!!

    Hey loves,

    These past 2 weeks had been awesome. Now, this giveaway must come to an end. I just wanted to thank each and everyone of you who had entered. I wasn't expecting such high number of entries, but I thank you all for  making my first giveaway very successful! And if you haven't entered my giveaway yet, you have less than 20 hours left to do so. I will be ending this giveaway at 11:59 pm Hawaii time. Good luck to you all!

    I've already transferred most of the entries to a spreadsheet. Your names will be placed in the order as I receive them. A winner will be chosen randomly via Random.org who meets all the requirements. So please make sure you read all the requirements on my giveaway page. I can't wait to find out who the lucky winner will be, I'm so excited!!!

    Saturday, July 16, 2011

    AWARDS ;]

    I keep seeing blog awards everywhere! I was wondering if I'll ever get one and I get hit with not one, but 5 awards ;] I was awarded by these two lovely gals, Meghan and BeBe. Thank you ladies! I combined all of them in one big post!





     

    http://beauty.adorability.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/butterfly_blog_award.png

    Now here's what I must do:

    1. Thank the person that gave you the awards, and link back to them.
    2. Post seven things about yourself.
    3. Pass the love to 15 bloggers.



    Seven things about myself:
    ♥ I'm full Filipino
    (I often get asked if I'm Japanese or Chinese)
    ♥ I was born in the Philippines ;] 
    (Hahaha I'm a FOB! And people don't believe me lols...)
    ♥ I'm a Cali girl at heart
    (Lived in Cali for a few years)
    ♥ Grew up on Maui
    (I'm more of an island girl. I love it here too much to ever leave it again!)
    ♥ I'll take rootbeer over any other soda
    (Which also means I love rootbeer float)
    ♥ I am a Certified Nurse Assistant
    (A secondary caregiver to my moms foster care home for the elderly)
    ♥ Future RN
    (Still in the process)


    Questions:
    Name your favorite color-
     I can't choose just one so it's pink, green, brown, & lavender.
    Name your favorite song-
     Don't really have one, but as of the moment it's "Right There" by Nicole Scherzinger ft. 50 cents.
    Name your favorite dessert- 
    It has to be the "Da Kine" from Kohos Grill & Bar. Here's the description straight from the menu: Gooey macadamia fudge heated and topped with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream and macadamia nut.
    What pisses you off-
    People who lies or people that takes advantage of me
    When your upset you-
    Cry and sleep on it, then I'm fine again. Or sometimes I like to go out and take long drives.
    Your favorite pet-
     I have a few & I love them all just the same.
    Dogs: Racer, Cocoa, & Lola
    Cats: Manapua, Buttercup, & Gizmo
    Black or white-
    Both ;]
    Your biggest fear-
     Death
    Best feature-
     People compliment my eyes often, so I say my eyes
    Everyday attitude-
    A "go-getter" attitude
    What is perfection-
    Natural beauty
    Guilty pleasure-
     MAKEUP!!!

    15 Bloggers I Award All These Awards to:
    " Pigments and Palettes " || Makeup by Meredith Jessica  

    IT LEFT HONOLULU, SO I MIGHT GET IT IN TODAY !


    Yay! I'm so excited. I didn't want to hold a giveaway without the giveaways lols. Anyways, everything is still running on schedule, even if I receive it on Monday. I was just hoping it didn't get lost somehow, but it's almost here ;]


    Your item was processed through and left our HONOLULU, HI 96820 facility on July 16, 2011 at 4:36 am. The item is currently in transit to the destination. Information, if available, is updated periodically throughout the day. Please check again later.

    Detailed Results:
    •  Processed through Sort Facility, July 16, 2011, 4:36 am, HONOLULU, HI 96820
    •  Processed through Sort Facility, July 14, 2011, 5:55 pm, LOS ANGELES, CA 90052
    •  Accepted at origin sort facility, July 14, 2011, 5:55 pm, LOS ANGELES, CA 90052
    •  Electronic Shipping Info Received, July 12, 2011

    Friday, July 15, 2011

    *CROSSING FINGERS* I HOPE IT COMES TOMORROW...


    Detailed Results:   
    •             Processed through Sort Facility, July 14, 2011, 5:55 pm, LOS ANGELES, CA 90052
    •             Accepted at origin sort facility, July 14, 2011, 5:55 pm, LOS ANGELES, CA 90052
    •             Electronic Shipping Info Received, July 12, 2011
    I hope the l/s get in tomorrow or else I'll have to wait until Monday.

    Thursday, July 14, 2011

    TAG: HOW MUCH IS YOUR FACE WORTH?

    My face is priceless :P lol jk, I know that's not what this tag is about. I was recently tagged by Jazmin on her Tag: How much is your face worth? post. I'm guessing this tag is where you list all the products you use on your face? I haven't really thought much about that, but I'm kind of scared to know my total O__O It probably won't be accurate but here it goes...

    Face


    Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser: $10
    MAC Oil Control Lotion: $29.50
    MAC Studio Fix Foundation: $26.50
    MAC Fix +: $10
    MAC 129 Powder/Blush Brush: $34
    MAC 150 Large Powder Brush:  $42
    MAC 188 Small Duo Fibre Face Brush: $34
    MAC MSF Natural: $27
    MAC Powder Blush: $19.50
    MAC Powder Blush (refill pan): $16.50
    Total: $249 
    W/O Brushes: $139

    Eyes


    Urban Decay Naked Palette: $48
    Urban Decay Primer Potion (professional size): $29
    Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On eye Pencil: $18
    MAC Fluidline: $15
    Physicians Formula Plump Potion Mascara: $8
    MAC 217 Blending Brush: $22.50
    MAC 224 Tapered Blending Brush: $29
    Sigma Small Tapered Blending Brush: $9
    MAC 219 Pencil Brush: $24.50
    MAC 266 Small Angle Brush: $19.50
    Total: $222.50
    W/O Brushes: $118

    Lips


    EOS Lip Balm: $4
    MAC Lipstick: $14.50 
    MAC Cremesheen Glass: $18.50
    Total: $37
    Grand Total: $508.50
    Without Brushes: $294

    I didn't know whether to add the brushes or not, but that's my total -___- I didn't imagine it would be that much! It's really crazy...Anyways, I tag anyone who wants to do this.

    TAG, you're it!


    If you haven't entered my giveaway yet, click on the image below ;]
    Good Luck!

    E.L.F. STUDIO SINGLE EYESHADOW SWATCHES


    E.L.F. STUDIO SINGLE EYESHADOW IN "PEBBLE", "WILD WHEAT", "BUTTER CREAM"

    E.L.F. STUDIO SINGLE EYESHADOW IN "AMETHYST", "RASPBERRY TRUFFLE", "SADDLE"

    E.L.F. STUDIO SINGLE EYESHADOW IN "CHARCOAL", "MYSTIC MOSS", "COFFEE BEAN"


    If you haven't entered my giveaway yet, click on the image below ;]
    Good Luck!